I cut my teeth on the classics and evolved to prefer Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, & Anne Rice. I'm a fan of all things macabre. I enjoy all manner of movies, but really enjoy romances, horror, & thrillers. Tarantino and Carpenter are high on my list of favorite directors. I also play roller derby under the name Morticia At-ems, and have a horror-hostess alter-ego, Ravena Vlad. I love being in front of the camera. I also enjoy gardening, hiking, scuba diving, collecting tattoos, and moon-gazing. I'm a lifelong pagan and enjoy broadening my mind. I am not a film expert, which will be apparent when you read my articles. Instead, I focus on telling how the film impacts the viewer emotionally, intellectually, and, if possible, spiritually - the visceral approach.

SierraFirst
Two Americans looking to strike it rich learn the hard way that greed gets no man ahead, and this story drives that point home like sand before a strong northern wind. (more…)

CloverHouse

Sometimes you feel like a thriller about aliens invading the planet…but other times you feel like a horror film about a murderer who kidnaps people and takes them to a secret lair. Why not have both? Dan Trachtenberg’s 2016 release combines the best (or worst) of both worlds in a successful attempt to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat with suspense. (more…)